Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

  • Ancestors*
  • Africa*
  • Africa*
  • Door of No Return*
  • Ancestors*
  • Estate Inventory*
  • 1850/60 Slave Schedules*
  • Will*
  • Ancestors*
  • U.S. Colored Troops*
  • Ancestors*
  • Labor Contract*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census detail*
  • Ancestors*
  • Land Deed*
  • Tax Map*
  • Homestead*
  • Ancestors*
  • Social Security Appl.*
  • Death Certificate*
  • Funeral Program*
  • Ancestors*
  • The reasons we do this*

AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter


"Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History and Ourselves -- TOGETHER"







June 24, 2017

1:30 p.m.



►Research Tactics

►State-Group Talks

►Brick Wall Tips



Turner Monumental

A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street

Atlanta, GA



Tree tall




Recent Meetings

Genealogy Jeopardy board

JUNE 10 (non-meeting)

"Chapter Exhibit, Jeopardy Game at GGS Summer Genealogy Picnic." See what you missed.


Jon Carlsten and book

MAY 2017

"DISCOVERED: Names of 100+ Enslaved in My VA Family's Book." Presented by Jon Carlsten. See what you missed.


Richard Allen descendant V. Yvonne Studevan

APRIL 2017

"A.M.E. Founder Richard Allen: My 4th-Great Grandfather." Presented by researcher and artist V. Yvonne Studevan. See what you missed.


Velma Maia Thomas

MARCH 2017

"Mamie Williams, Leading Republican: Getting Everything Out of It for the Race." Presented by author and historian Velma Maia Thomas. See what you missed.


More meetings

AAHGS Conf Banquet Panorama

We hosted the AAHGS 37th Nat'l Conference. Click photo to view.

Welcome to our Chapter

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society provides a monthly local forum for family-tree researchers by sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology and sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations.


Our Chapter offers:

►Workshops and a speakers' forum to meet the needs and interests of chapter members


►Monthly meetings that offer opportunities to meet other researchers and share research strategies, problems and successes unique to African American family tree searches


►State Research Focus Groups for researchers of specific states, as determined by member interest and participation


►Friendly interactions between family history researchers and genealogists of all levels of experience, from beginners to published experts


*(The 24-image slideshow at the top features AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter members' ancestors, American black history mileposts, significant places and some of the documents we all seek. To pause the slideshow, hover your cursor over the desired image.)